JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Oct. 25



This week, you’ve got a trade show, an auction, and lots of opportunities to stay in the loupe with the latest jewelry designs and hot topics via Instagram Live, webinars, and more…

SHOP

Atlanta Jewelry Show: Oct. 25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ET

Earth Pebbles necklace
Gold curb link necklace from North Carolina–based estate and antique dealer Earth Pebbles, who is among the Atlanta Jewelry Show exhibitors; booth 643-645 (image via @earthpebbles)

Today is Day 2 day of this weekend-long event—the first show many in our industry have been able to attend in person. So if you’re within driving distance, why not make a mad dash over there to see (and touch!) jewels from some of your favorite designers and manufacturers such Lika Behar, Mazza, and Royal Chain. Comprehensive health and safety guidelines, including mandatory thermal temperature scanning for all exhibitors and attendees, are in place.

Christie’s Jewels Online–Iconic Designs Sale: Through Oct. 27

Jean Schlumberger bracelet
Lot 29: Circa 1965 Croisillon bracelet in enamel and 18k gold, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. (est. $8,000–$12,000)

Just two more days to shop this sale composed of 50 carefully curated examples of definitive jewelry designs from Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, JAR, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, and more. Knowing that Jackie Kennedy purchased her first Schlumberger enamel bracelet in 1962 (and collected them when she became Mrs. Onassis), the bracelet above is among the most covetable pieces on offer.

WATCH

Monday Member Magnified Instagram Live: Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Eve Streicker portrait
WJA Metro chapter president Eve Streicker of Original Eve Designs (photo: Jack Deutsch)

Tune in to @wjanewyorkmetro to watch its Metro Member Magnified series, which provides designer members the opportunity to share their work with a larger audience. Without trade shows or trunk shows as viable options this holiday season, especially in the NY metro area, the series is a great way for industry friends, supporters, and retailers to see new product. Each episode will be saved to WJA Metro’s IGTV in case viewers miss the live event (sharing this content is encouraged). Monday’s episode will feature Eve Streicker, owner of Original Eve Designs, who is also the chapter president.

LEARN

Initiatives in Art & Culture “All That Glitters” Virtual Event: Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. ET

Anisa Kamadoli portrait
Anisa Kamadoli Costa—chairman and president of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation and chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co.—will be honored with IAC’s 2020 award for Ethical Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry. (Photo: courtesy of Tiffany & Co.)

The fourth webinar in the IAC’s 2020 “All That Glitters” series features two conversations. In “No Going Back: Supporting Responsible Mining in the Jewelry Supply Chain,” Christina T. Miller of Ethical Metalsmiths will moderate a panel featuring Conny Havel, Alliance for Responsible Mining; Cristina Maria Villegas, PACT; Feriel Zerouki, De Beers Group; Virginie Bahon, Valcambi; designer Ute Decker; and Monica Gichuhi, African Gem Exhibition and Conference.

The second discussion, “Leadership in Responsible Practice: Celebrating 20 Years of Sustained Commitment,” accompanies the presentation of IAC’s annual award for Ethical Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry to Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chairman and president of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation and chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co. Register here.

Diamonds Do Good Virtual Global Gathering: Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. ET

Diamonds Do Good logo
Diamonds Do Good is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is supporting programs that develop and empower people in natural diamond mining communities. 

For the second installment of Diamonds Do Good’s virtual conferences in support of the natural diamond industry, moderator Mike Asscher, a member of the Young Diamantaires group and copresident of the Royal Asscher Diamond Co., will conduct an interview with Nathalie Diamantis, Pomellato president and CEO Americas. Following will be a conversation with Lisa Bridge of Ben Bridge Jeweler, Christina Gandia Gambale of Greenwich St. Jewelers; Fanya Hull of Vardy’s Jewelers, Tonia Leitzel Ulsh of Mountz Jewelers; and Ursula and Kealeboga Pule of Nungu Diamonds in South Africa. Register here.

LISTEN

Jewelry Journey podcast: Ongoing

Julers Row wallpaper
In episode 87 of the podcast, mother-daughter design duo Julie Bishop and Amy Wilson of Juler’s Row discuss their jewelry-centric collection of throw pillows, wallpaper, and other decorative items. (Photo: courtesy of Juler’s Row)

If you haven’t added Jewelry Journey to your podcast rotation, do it now. Hosted by Sharon Bermon (aka @artsandjewelry), here’s where you can access engaging discussions focused specifically on how the jewelry design professionals in our community found their way to success in the jewelry space. The latest episode features acclaimed Parisian jewelry designer Sylvie Corbelin.

Top: Trick or treat? Halloween is this Saturday, Oct. 31. Where are your fire opals and mandarin garnets? And candy corn? One-of-a-kind UFO ring with cabochon mandarin garnet center stone and multicolored sapphires in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver, price on request; Vram

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